Announcing Arborjet’s Saving America’s Iconic Trees Tour: Help Us Protect Our Nation’s Trees!
This week, we officially launched our first Saving America’s Iconic Trees tour! We are ecstatic to bring our passion for protecting the environment to communities across the country.
Over the years, we have treated some of the most well-known, oldest, and largest trees across America. Their existence is embedded in America’s history and brings significant value to both the environment and the communities they grow in. This year, we wanted to do something extra special.
Our new campaign targets America’s most beloved trees – from the most awe-inspiring in terms of size and age, to those that dazzle us with their beauty and provide shelter and comfort to a community – offering complimentary treatment to prevent insects, disease, and poor health. Throughout 2018, Arborjet will donate high-profile treatments and host educational events across the country.
What’s more, we invite you to be a part of our efforts. Do you have an iconic tree in your community? Upload a picture and nominate it for potential recognition and treatment on our official Saving America’s Iconic Trees home page.
This past weekend’s Arbor Day events served as our official launching point for the tour. On Friday, April 27th, we teamed with SavATree to donate treatment to Connecticut’s largest tree! The beloved Pinchot Sycamore is estimated to be at least 200 years old.
We treated to prevent Anthracnose, a fungus that winters on twig tissue on a tree. In the spring, spores are transported to new buds and shoots. The disease is enhanced by cool, wet conditions. Infected leaves develop tan to reddish brown lesions that extend along the veins of the leaf. Considerable defoliation, sometimes with complete leaf loss, occurs on many trees by late spring in cool, wet years.
Check out our photos from the event below! Want to see it in action? We also included a video of the treatment taken via drone.